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Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

[A sermon on Acts 8:26-40, the Uniform Series text for Sunday, August 13, 2017.] What in the world are we supposed to make of this story? This peculiar story about a meeting, as it turns out, an appointment, arranged by … Continue reading

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Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

[Something a little less than a sermon on the Uniform Series text for this Sunday, Acts 6:1-8:] As we look in on this episode from Acts, this story of the life of the early Church, here’s what we see: a … Continue reading

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Prophetic Lament

This month’s belated study of Lamentations continues with Soong-Chan Rah’s Prophetic Lament: A Call for Justice in Troubled Times (Downer’s Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2015). The book is a volume in the “Resonate” series of commentaries, which addresses itself explicitly … Continue reading

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Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

The Uniform Series text for the day is Galatians 3:26-4:7. Its “unifying principle” is Differences of race, class, and gender make it hard for people to get along. How can we live in harmony? Paul tells the Galatians that through … Continue reading

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Surprise – It’s Tradition

Teaching plus rehearsing for the concert coming up on Saturday and Sunday is leaving precious little time for anything else, including remembering to stock up on ibruprofen and immune system support before leaving the house, which explains why I was … Continue reading

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Sign Language

Here is text from the Book of Order of the PC(USA); W-7.1001 to be precise: The church participates in God’s mission in the world through its ministry and worship. Worship presents the reality of the divine rule which God has … Continue reading

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